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Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. PolitiFact Florida fact-checks the candidates for U.S. Senate


      After months of being bombarded with campaign ads and mailers, Florida primary voters will decide Tuesday which U.S. Senate candidates will move on to the general election.

    2. Is Marco Rubio ready to reverse his support for the TPP? Signs say yes

      State Roundup

      Sen. Marco Rubio is expressing doubts about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, suggesting he may be ready to reverse support, a stark example of eroding support for trade agreements in the Donald Trump era.

      Sen. Marco Rubio
    3. Lagging Rubio, Patrick Murphy takes in $1M ahead of August primary


      Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy took in about $1 million between July 1 and Aug. 10 and went on a spending spree during those five and half weeks that reduced his cash on hand by about half.

      Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter
    4. Democrat Patrick Murphy is attacking Republican incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio over a new ad Rubio has out this week.
    5. Video: Marco Rubio's 10 greatest slams against Donald Trump

      State Roundup

      When Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was running for president, he didn't mince words when attacking frontrunner Donald Trump. And Trump didn't hesitate to fire back. Here are 10 of Rubio's best punches.

      1. "Hand size"

      Marco Rubio and Donald Trump tussle March 3 during a GOP debate sponsored by Fox News at the Fox Theatre  in Detroit. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    6. Get to know Florida's U.S. Senate contenders in the August primary


      In Florida’s closely watched and highly competitive U.S. Senate race, four Republicans and five Democrats are competing in the Aug. 30 primaries for coveted spots on the general election ballot.

    7. Marco Rubio's challenge: Support Donald Trump now without hurting his own reelection chances — or his political future

      State Roundup

      Dangerous. Wholly unprepared. Lunatic.

      Con artist.

      Those are direct words from Marco Rubio about Donald Trump, and as Rubio said in a widely noted …

      Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, left, and businessman Donald Trump argue while answering a question during a Republican presidential primary debate at the University of Houston on Feb. 25. [Pool photo by Gary Coronado | Houston Chronicle via AP]
    8. PolitiFact Florida: Marco Rubio says he wrote, passed veteran affairs bill


      Marco Rubio is touting his support for veterans in his latest campaign ad ahead of the Aug. 30 primary in the Florida Senate race.

    9. Report: With Rubio 'running strong,' Koch brothers pull back money


      A spokesman for the billionaire Koch brothers told The Hill on Wednesday that Charles and Dav …

      Incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio
    10. Marco Rubio stands by calling Donald Trump a 'con man,' but still backs him

      State Roundup

      MIAMI — In the heat of the Republican presidential primary, Marco Rubio called Donald Trump a "con man." And he doesn't take it back.

      Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks during a news conference in Doral in June. On Monday, he spoke with the Miami Herald's editorial board. [Associated Press]